Blogtoberfest Day #9
Every once in awhile, it’s nice to take a few days and just plug in to some place exciting. For me, that was this past weekend spent in San Francisco.
The view of the Bay from our room.
We went down on Friday and checked into our room, then headed out for dinner at Millenium, a vegan restaurant I had been itching to try out. It was fabulous, so made for a great start to the weekend. They offer cooking classes several times a year where you start by going to the Farmer’s Market, then bring back what you select and cook away. That is definitely something I’m going to do, especially now that I’ve been to the market!
Saturday morning brought a visit to the Ferry Building, newly refurbished into shops, and home to the giant Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Farmer’s Market. Oh, my! The number of organic booths was astonishing, and their produce was beautiful. It’s no wonder the food at Millenium is so good, when this is where they buy their ingredients! Next time we’ll bring coolers and load up. But this time, I took pictures instead of indulging. Hope you don’t mind me sharing a few…
Gray Pumpkins! I didn’t even know there was such a thing!
My Husband is a major grape eater, so we did get a big bag of them!
Aren’t these chilies beautiful?
I liked this sign. Very country, organic and home-grown looking!
Everything was so fresh and healthy looking. How fun it would be to shop here and head home to the kitchen!
As I attempt to become vegan, this was a hard one for me…the wheels of cheese wanted me to eat them so badly! But I resisted. Not even a small sample passed my lips. I just smelled them!
I loved how the light and shadows fell on these squash and pumpkins.
Saved my favorite market picture for last. I may need to enlarge this one and frame it. The sunflowers were such a bright gold it was almost like looking at the sun!
I don’t think I could live in the hustle bustle of the city for long, but I sure like to visit. One full day was no where near long enough. And next time I’ll come prepared to do some serious damage at the Farmer’s Market!
Stop by tomorrow for some pics of our whirlwind tour of the rest of the city!